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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.2.57
Jersey Alzheimer's Association

Extent: Jersey
Updated 17 July 2018
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The Jersey Alzheimer's Association is a local charity for local people whose lives have been touched by dementia. They are here to help and support people with dementia, their families, friends and carers. The aim is to ensure that all those whose lives are touched by dementia are treated with dignity and respect, receive the best possible care and support in our community and enjoy the quality of life that every human being would hope for.

It is hoped that their website will help to support you, those you know with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Jersey Alzheimer's Association

The new Drop-in/Office is at the junction of Hilary Street and Hilgrove Street.

They are opposite Le Gallais Self Storage, only a short distance from Social Security in La Motte Street.

About dementia

The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Dementia is not a mental illness, it is a physical brain disease that damages brain cells. It cannot presently be cured, although there are anti-dementia drugs in the form of pills or patches that may delay memory deterioration for a while. The drugs are not suitable for everybody, so it is important to get an early diagnosis of what type of dementia a person has and what other medication they are taking before prescribing.

There are many different types of dementia, the most common of which are Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia - sometimes people will have a combination of more than one. The most noticeable early symptoms are short-term memory loss, repetitive behaviour, general confusion, lack of understanding and an increasing inability to perform everyday tasks. A person might show feelings of insecurity and need constant reassurance.

Types of dementia

There are over 100 different types of dementia, most of which are very rare. We hear more about Alzheimer's Disease because it is the most common form, but most physical brain disorders involving memory loss, confusion and loss of skills and ability come under the general umbrella term of dementia.

Groups & Activities

If people living with dementia are to enjoy the best possible quality of life then person-centred meaningful activities should be available both where they live and in the wider community.

All of the services which we run are free of charge with the exception of Saturday Club which costs £6 per day to cover transport and catering costs. 

Counselling and Family Support

A qualified counsellor provides support for people with dementia and their families either at home or at our new drop-in centre.

The Counselling and Family Support service is for people who have been diagnosed with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, for people who have a relative or friend with dementia, and for anyone who is concerned that they, or someone they know, may have a type of dementia.

The Counselling and Family Support service provides you with the opportunity to talk in confidence with a trained and experienced professional about your worries or concerns and to help you access any further information and support you may require.

People can come by themselves or together with other family members, for just one session or for more sessions over a period of time. Appointments are usually in our JAA Offices but if this is difficult, appointments can be at a person’s home, a care home, hospital or another convenient location.

There are no charges for this service.

If you would like to talk through the issues you are facing please call Sian on 07797 907753 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday Club

From 9am until 3.30pm weekly at Sandybrook Day Centre, Rue de Craslin, St Peter. A service for people living with dementia that gives carers a break, either for the day or for an hour or two.  Transport and a three-course lunch are provided, along with a variety of activities.

Splashchat

A social swimming group jointly run with Occupational Therapists and the Memory Clinic and based at the Aquasplash. Its purpose is to allow people with a diagnosis of dementia to meet on a weekly basis and take part in a swimming activity, followed by coffee.

 Who to contact

Contact Name

Beverley Woolley / Yolande Whitley

Contact Position

Administrators

Telephone

24 hours Answerphone Helpline 01534 443075
Office 01534 723519

E-mail

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Website

www.jerseyalzheimers.com

Notes

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jerseyalzheimersassociation

 

 Where to go

 Name

The Jersey Alzheimers Association

Address

de Carteret House
Hilgrove Street
St. Helier
Jersey

Postcode

JE2 4SL

 Time / Date Details

When is it on

Drop-in/open to the public: Monday to Thursday 10 am until 1 pm at other times by appointment

Time of day

Afternoon
Morning